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Title: Extensive horizontal gene transfer, duplication, and loss of chlorophyll synthesis genes in the algae

Abstract

Two non-homologous, isofunctional enzymes catalyze the penultimate step of chlorophyll a synthesis in oxygenic photosynthetic organisms such as cyanobacteria, eukaryotic algae and land plants: the light independent (LIPOR) and light-dependent (POR) protochlorophyllide oxidoreductases. Whereas the distribution of these enzymes in cyanobacteria and land plants is well understood, the presence, loss, duplication, and replacement of these genes have not been surveyed in the polyphyletic and remarkably diverse eukaryotic algal lineages.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1188407
Grant/Contract Number:  
EE0003046
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
BMC Evolutionary Biology (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 15; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1471-2148
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; chlorophyll synthesis; horizontal gene transfer; endosymbiotic gene transfer; gene duplication; algae protochlorophyllide

Citation Formats

Hunsperger, Heather M., Randhawa, Tejinder, and Cattolico, Rose Ann. Extensive horizontal gene transfer, duplication, and loss of chlorophyll synthesis genes in the algae. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1186/s12862-015-0286-4.
Hunsperger, Heather M., Randhawa, Tejinder, & Cattolico, Rose Ann. Extensive horizontal gene transfer, duplication, and loss of chlorophyll synthesis genes in the algae. United States. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-015-0286-4
Hunsperger, Heather M., Randhawa, Tejinder, and Cattolico, Rose Ann. 2015. "Extensive horizontal gene transfer, duplication, and loss of chlorophyll synthesis genes in the algae". United States. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-015-0286-4. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1188407.
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title = {Extensive horizontal gene transfer, duplication, and loss of chlorophyll synthesis genes in the algae},
author = {Hunsperger, Heather M. and Randhawa, Tejinder and Cattolico, Rose Ann},
abstractNote = {Two non-homologous, isofunctional enzymes catalyze the penultimate step of chlorophyll a synthesis in oxygenic photosynthetic organisms such as cyanobacteria, eukaryotic algae and land plants: the light independent (LIPOR) and light-dependent (POR) protochlorophyllide oxidoreductases. Whereas the distribution of these enzymes in cyanobacteria and land plants is well understood, the presence, loss, duplication, and replacement of these genes have not been surveyed in the polyphyletic and remarkably diverse eukaryotic algal lineages.},
doi = {10.1186/s12862-015-0286-4},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1188407}, journal = {BMC Evolutionary Biology (Online)},
issn = {1471-2148},
number = 1,
volume = 15,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {2}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Comparison of the POR and LIPOR enzymes. The second to last step of chlorophyll synthesis can be catalyzed by either a light-dependent (POR) or light-independent (LIPOR) protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase (figure after [2,3]).

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